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Apr 13, 2019 Henry Kuttner
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LibriVox recording of The Creature From Beyond Infinity , by Henry Kuttner. Read by Mark Nelson. A lone space traveler arrives on Earth seeking a new planet to colonize, his own world dead. At the same time a mysterious plague has infected Earth that will wipe out all life. Can a lone scientist stop the plague and save the world? Or will the alien find himself on another doomed planet? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Jan 22, 2019 Daniel Defoe
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Librivox recording of The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders , by Daniel Defoe. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a 1722 novel by Daniel Defoe. Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated; Robert...
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Jan 17, 2019 Jack London
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LibriVox recording of The Sea Wolf, by Jack London. Read by Tom Crawford. The Sea-Wolf is a novel written in 1904 by American author Jack London. An immediate bestseller, the first printing of forty thousand copies was sold out before publication. Of it, Ambrose Bierce wrote "The great thing—and it is among the greatest of things—is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen... the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime." (Summary by...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, sea adventure, fiction
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Dec 21, 2018 John Bell Bouton
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LibriVox recording of Round the Block by John Bell Bouton. Read by Grant Hurlock. In Round the Block (1864), John Bell Bouton, a newspaper editor who later became a travel writer, stirs together comedy and pathos to explore the schemes and dreams of the average and extraordinary people inhabiting and intermingling on a single New York City block. In the path of the novel's circumambulation lie mystery, romance, and a murder trial, as love-matches and fortunes are made and lost through...
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Oct 27, 2018 A.P. Herbert
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LibriVox recording of THE SECRET BATTLE, by A.P. Herbert. Read by ROGER MELIN. Like many soldiers at the beginning of their military careers, Harry Penrose has romantic ideas of climbing the ranks and attaining hero status. However, while stationed at Gallipoli, the realities of war begin to take their toll on Penrose, not only physically, but also mentally where the war has become a 'battle of the mind.' This is his story as related by a fellow soldier, as well as the story of the campaign at...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, military, war, sickness
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Jun 4, 2018 Cyrus Macmillan
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LibriVox recording of Canadian Wonder Tales by Cyrus Macmillan. Read by Sean Miichael Hogan This is a collection of folk tales originating in Canada, some from aboriginal oral tradition and others due to early French, Scottish, Irish and British colonists. They are presented as "fables" though many are without obvious moral. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, folktales, Canadian, fables
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Mar 19, 2018 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of The Cloud of Unknowing, by Anonymous. Read by David Barnes. The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The book counsels a young student to seek God, not through knowledge and intellection (faculty of the human mind), but through intense contemplation, motivated by...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, religion, Christianity, Christian mysticism, mediaeval
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Feb 5, 2018 Sir Walter Scott
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LibriVox recording of The Talisman, by Sir Walter Scott. Read by Lizzie Driver The Talisman is a gripping tale set near the end of the Third Crusade. King Richard the Lionheart is grievously ill, and all around him the leaders from allied countries plot and scheme to gain personal power, putting the future of the crusade in jeopardy. Sir Kenneth of Scotland finds himself caught up in events, and finds both his honour and his life are now on the line. Can a cure be found for the King? Can...
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Oct 7, 2017 Jack London
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LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Plague, by Jack London. Read by James Christopher. Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It's 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, science fiction, post-apocalyptic, plague
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Aug 26, 2017 Mark Twain
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Librivox recording of The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. Writer/entertainer Garrison Keillor (A Prairie Home Companion) on "The Innocents Abroad": "...one of the best selling travel books of all time." (The Writer's Almanac, June 8, 2012) When you dive into Mark Twain’s (Samuel Clemens’) The Innocents Abroad, you have to be ready to learn more about the unadorned, ungilded reality of 19th century “touring” than you might think you want to learn. This is a tough,...
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Jun 23, 2017 Booker T. Washington
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LibriVox recording of Up from Slavery , by Booker T. Washington. Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to...
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Topics: librivox, booker washington, autobiography, civil war, slavery, african americans, native...
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Jun 19, 2017 Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, poetry, religion, afterlife, christianity
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May 2, 2017 Grenville Kleiser
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LibriVox recording of Grenville Kleiser's Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases read by a variety of LibriVox members. A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and The Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B part 1 (179MB) Download M4B part 2 (262MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, language
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Apr 25, 2017 Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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LibriVox recording of Army Life in a Black Regiment, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Read by FNH. These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, higginson, army life, military, civil war, african americans
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Apr 16, 2017 Joseph Conrad
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Librivox recording of Typhoon , by Joseph Conrad. Typhoon is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and published in Pall Mall Magazine in 1902. It is a classic sea yarn that describes how Captain Macwhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a typhoon. Other characters include the young Jukes and Solomon, the head engineer. The novel classically evokes the sea-faring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, sea-faring, adventure
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Mar 31, 2017 Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage. Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, austen, romance, humour
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Mar 25, 2017 Sarah Elizabeth Harper Monmouth
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LibriVox recording of Living on Half a Dime a Day, by Sarah Elizabeth Harper Monmouth. Read by Sue Anderson. How to live on 5 cents a day! How to survive financial ruin without losing your house! How to keep to a bare bones budget and still have money left over to buy books! Tough questions! They were tough questions even in the 1870’s, when Sarah Elizabeth Harper Monmouth penned her quirky memoir, the subtitle of which was “How a Lady, Having Lost a Sufficient Income from Government Bonds...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, advice, monmouth, good living, memoir
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Jan 28, 2017 Plutarch
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LibriVox recording of The Morals (Moralia), by Plutarch. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Moralia (or The morals or Matters relating to customs and mores) is a work by the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea. It is a collection of 78 essays and transcribed speeches that give an insight into Roman and Greek life. Extremely popular for centuries, Plutarch's Morals have been read and imitated by many generations of Europeans, including Montaigne and the Renaissance Humanists and...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, classics, essays, philosophy, Plutarch
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Jan 13, 2017 James Oliver Curwood
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LibriVox recording of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood. Read by Leonard Wilson. Kazan (sometimes published with the subtitle The Wolf Dog) is a once very popular novel by environmentalist and author James Oliver Curwood. After a trip to the Yukon area of Canada and Alaska, Curwood wrote a series of wilderness adventure novels that were best-sellers in the 1910’s and 1920’s and remained popular through mid century. Jack London had begun the vogue for northland dog stories with his Call of the...
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Topics: librivox, audio, novel, curwood, kazan, adventure, dog, wilderness
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Dec 20, 2016 Leander Stillwell
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LibriVox recording of The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 , by Leander Stillwell. Read by Sue Anderson Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell felt a duty "to help save the Nation;" but, as with many other young men, his Patriotism was tinged with bravura: "the idea of staying at home and turning over senseless clods on the farm with the cannon...
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Topics: Civil War, army life, Soldier, Illinois, memories, non-fiction.
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Dec 13, 2016 Joseph Conrad
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Librivox recording of Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Stewart Wills. A classic of early literary modernism, Lord Jim tells the story of a young "simple and sensitive character" who loses his honor in a display of cowardice at sea -- and of his expiation of that sin against his own "shadowy ideal of conduct" on the remote island of Patusan. The novel, written by Conrad for magazine serialization during an intense and chaotic ten months in 1899 and 1900, has, in the words...
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Nov 18, 2016 Anna Katharine Green
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Librivox recording of "The Leavenworth Case", by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Kirsten Ferreri Anna Katharine Green was one of the first female mystery writers to publish under her own name. She was never very successful as an author, but the technical excellence of her books caused several law schools to use The Leavenworth Case as a textbook in some of their classes, as an example of how misleading circumstantial evidence can be. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri) For further information,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, mystery
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Sep 22, 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of Through Glacier Park, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read by Laura Victoria. This is about a three-hundred mile trip across the Rocky Mountains on horseback with Howard Eaton. It is about fishing, and cool nights around a camp-fire, and long days on the trail. It is about a party of all sorts, from everywhere, of men and women, old and young, experienced folk and novices, who had yielded to a desire to belong to the sportsmen of the road. And it is by way of being advice also....
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Jul 3, 2016 Edward S. Ellis
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Kit Carson by Edward S. Ellis. Read by Laura Victoria Christopher Carson, or as he was familiarly called, Kit Carson, was a man whose real worth was understood only by those with whom he was associated or who closely studied his character. He was more than hunter, trapper, guide, Indian agent and Colonel in the United States Army....His lot was cast on the extreme western frontier, where, when but a youth, he earned the respect of the tough and frequently...
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Jun 15, 2016 Mara L. Pratt
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LibriVox recording of American History Stories, Volume 2, by Mara L. Pratt. Read by Laura Caldwell. History is brought to life in the second volume of American History Stories by Mara L. Pratt. It is a wonderful introduction for children to American history, this volume beginning with the causes of the American Revolution. Although each chapter is short, it is full of fascinating information, and so well-written that adults will enjoy it as much as children. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) Reader's...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, history, united states, american revolution
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Jun 11, 2016 Immanuel Kant
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The Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781 with a second edition in 1787, has been called the most influential and important philosophical text of the modern age. Kant saw the Critique of Pure Reason as an attempt to bridge the gap between rationalism (there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience) and empiricism (sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge) and, in particular, to counter the...
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Topics: epistemology, metaphysics, critical philosophy, critical system, first critique, transcendental...
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May 22, 2016 Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of De Profundis by Oscar Wilde. Read by AdamH. This is a letter written from prison in 1897 by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas, in which he recounts how he came to be in prison and charts his spiritual development. (summary by AdamH) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, religion, essay/short nonfiction, history, memoirs, philosophy
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Apr 18, 2016 Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett with a full cast. Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's 1814 novel focusing on Fanny Price, the daughter of a poor Portsmouth family, who is taken to live with her aunt and uncle Bertram's family on their estate at the age of ten. Surrounded by her wealthy and privileged cousins, and continually reminded of her lower status by her bullying Aunt Norris, Fanny grows up timid and shy, but with a strong sense of ethics, partly...
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Apr 15, 2016 Theron Q. Dumont
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LibriVox recording of The Power of Concentration, by Theron Q. Dumont. Read by Andrea Fiore. A series of twenty lessons designed to help develop and improve the power of concentration. (Summary by Andrea Fiore) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (116MB)
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, instruction, non-fiction, concentration
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Mar 6, 2016 John C. Hutcheson
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LibriVox recording of The Ghost Ship, by John C. Hutcheson. This book intentionally veers in and out of the supernatural, as the title implies. The officers get more and more bewildered as they work out their position, and yet again encounter the same vessel going in an impossible direction. Having warned you of this, I must say that it is a well-written book about life aboard an ocean-going steamer at about the end of the nineteenth century. (Summary by N.H.) For further information, including...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, fantasy, fiction, horror/ghost stories
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Mar 4, 2016 Gerald Birney Smith, editor
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LibriVox recording of A Guide to the Study of the Christian Religion, by Gerald Birney Smith. Read by LibriVox volunteers. Articles by numerous authors, compiled into a single collection for use by first year divinity students. This book is intended to be a guide to the study of the Christian religion for Protestants. It was prepared to aid students to understand various aspects of education for the Christian ministry, including basic textual studies, theology, Christian history, denominations,...
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Feb 17, 2016 Brewster Kahle
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Librivox recording of The Open Library , by Brewster Kahle. Read by Kristen, Kara, Brad, Gord, Sureka, Eddie, Alex, Hugh, Chris, and Sally. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more information, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (8MB)
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Feb 8, 2016 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
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Feb 4, 2016 George-Gunther Freiherr von Forstner
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LibriVox recording of The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner, by George-Gunther Freiherr von Forstner. Read by Sue Anderson. The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U-28. His journal, first published 1916, gives a gritty picture of daily life inside a submarine and details several torpedo attacks on Allied shipping. The 1917 translation of Forstner’s journal into English was...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, history, memoirs, sea stories, war stories
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Jan 30, 2016 Lord Thomas Cochrane
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LibriVox recording of Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1, by Lord Thomas Cochrane. Read by Timothy Ferguson. This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the development of naval fiction as a genre. Marryat sailed with Cochrane, while later writers borrowed incidents from this biography for their fictions. Most notable among these is Patrick O'Brian, three of whose novels have clear parallels to incidents in...
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Jan 29, 2016 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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LibriVox recording of Third Class in Indian Railways, by Mohandas K Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha — resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa or total nonviolence — which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly...
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Topics: india, gandhi, socialism, politics, ahimsa, audiobook, librivox
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Nov 24, 2015 Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of Abide in Christ, by Andrew Murray. Read by Christopher Smith. Towards the close of his ministry on earth, Jesus taught his disciples of the need for them to abide in Him. This word "abide" speaks of the intimacy of fellowship with the Master to which his followers are still invited. Andrew Murray wrote this series of meditations, which he subtitled "Thoughts on the Blessed Life of Fellowship with the Son of God", out of a conviction that many believers...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, religion, Christianity, Bible, faith, God, abide, fellowship, joy, Jesus,...
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Nov 12, 2015 Mark Twain
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Librivox recording of Chapters from my Autobiography by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) began writing his autobiography long before the 1906 publications of these Chapters from my Autobiography . He originally planned to have his memoirs published only after his death but realized, once he'd passed his 70th year, that a lot of the material might be OK to publish before his departure. These chapters were published in serial form in the North American Review during...
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Oct 5, 2015 Friedrich Nietzsche (transl. Helen Zimmern)
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Librivox recording of Beyond Good and Evil , by Friedrich Nietzsche. First published in 1886 at Nietzsche's own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he considered to be the moral vacuity of 19th century thinkers. He attacked philosophers for what he considered to be their lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their considerations of morality and values. Beyond Good and Evil is a comprehensive overview of...
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Aug 29, 2015 Richard Jefferies
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LibriVox recording of After London, or Wild England , by Richard Jefferies. Read by Ruth Golding . Jefferies' novel can be seen as an early example of "post-apocalyptic fiction." After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first part of the book, "The Relapse into Barbarism", is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilisation and its...
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Aug 26, 2015 William Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of Rookwood, by William Harrison Ainsworth. Read by Paul Curran. A rich and complex historical Gothic-Adventure story centring on the murky deeds of an ancient family. It is a wonderfully atmospheric piece that combines narrative, poetry, song, and descriptive writing to great effect. The character of Dick Turpin that we know today - the dashing highwaymen and unmatched horseman - can be said to stem directly from this novel, as the most famous part of the book (often...
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Aug 26, 2015 M.L. Nesbitt
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LibriVox recording of Grammar-Land, by M.L. Nesbitt. Read by Kara Shallenberg. In this charming 1877 book of grammar instruction for children, we are introduced to the nine parts of speech and learn about the rules that govern them in Grammar-Land. Judge Grammar is far mightier than any Fairy Queen, for he rules over real kings and queens down here in Matter-of-fact-land. Our kings and queens have all to obey Judge Grammar’s laws, or else they would talk what is called bad grammar; and then,...
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Jul 24, 2015 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often shortened to Huck Finn) is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884. It is commonly regarded as one of the Great American Novels, and is one of the first major American novels written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, best friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of...
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May 11, 2015 Frederick Douglass
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LibriVox recording of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Read by Jeanette Ferguson. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel...
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May 3, 2015 Charles Knight
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Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston. By the 1850s Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy. Mind Amongst the Spindles is a selection of works from the Lowell...
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Mar 4, 2015 Mary Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel is constructed as a series of first-person narratives, delivered by Captain Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and his Creature, which makes it perfect for a dramatic reading. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Robert Walton: Chuck Williamson Victor Frankenstein: Bob Neufeld Lieutenant: KerrieRae Clarke...
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Feb 20, 2015 Sherwood Anderson
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LibriVox recording of Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson. Published in 1919, and listed on the Modern Library roster of the 20th century’s 100 greatest novels in English, Winesburg, Ohio presents a series of loosely related character studies of the inhabitants of a fictional Midwestern town that together form a novel of unusual unity and vision. The inarticulate and lonely citizens of Winesburg, each with his or her own secret tale to tell, frequently relate those tales to, or through...
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Dec 1, 2014 G. K. Chesterton
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Librivox recording of The Wisdom of Father Brown, by G. K. Chesterton Read by Martin Clifton This is the second of five books of short stories about G. K. Chestertons fictional detective, first published in 1914. Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to...
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Oct 27, 2014 Lewis Carroll
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"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do ..." .. and from that moment onward we drift with Alice into another world. When she sees a White Rabbit as it runs through the tall grass (looking worriedly at the watch it takes from its waist-coat pocket), she runs after it and drops into a strange dream. The world is full of chatty animals, from a rather stand-offish hookah-smoking caterpillar to the friendly Cheshire Cat which...
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Sep 3, 2014 Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
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LibriVox recording of Our Island Story, by H. E. Marshall. Read by Kara Shallenberg. This is the first half of the book. Part 2 may be found here: http://librivox.org/our-island-story-part-2-by-he-marshall/ . Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights,...
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Jun 17, 2014 Sarah Morgan Dawson
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LibriVox recording of A Confederate Girl's Diary, by Sarah Morgan Dawson. Read by Christine Dufour. Sarah Morgan Dawson was a young woman of 20 living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she began this diary. The American Civil War was raging. Though at first the conflict seemed far away, it would eventually be brought home to her in very personal terms. Her family's loyalties were divided. Sarah's father, though he disapproved of secession, declared for the South when Louisiana left the Union. Her...
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May 31, 2014 Henry Ford
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LibriVox recording of My Life and Work, by Henry Ford. Read by LivelyHive. Henry Ford profiles the events that shaped his personal philosophy, and the challenges he overcame on the road to founding the Ford Motor Company. Throughout his memoir, he stresses the importance of tangible service and physical production over relative value as judged by profits and money. He measures the worth of a business or government by the service it provides to all, not the profits in dollars it accumulates. He...
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Mar 26, 2014 Ambrose Bierce
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Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa's army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley) The Ways of Ghosts : Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying. The spirits of the dead reach out to the living, to pass on a message or to pursue...
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Jan 21, 2014 Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of Rhetoric, by Aristotle, translated by Thomas Taylor. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. The Rhetoric was developed by Aristotle during two periods when he was in Athens, the first between 367 to 347 BCE (when he was seconded to Plato in the Academy), and the second between 335 to 322 BCE (when he was running his own school, the Lyceum). The Rhetoric consists of three books. Book I offers a general overview, presenting the purposes of rhetoric and a working definition; it also...
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Dec 31, 2013 Various
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LibriVox recording of Coffee Break Collection 007 - Travel. This is the seventh collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for Collection 007 is "Travel and Transportation"! This may include adventures of land, sea, air, and space, and...
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Dec 26, 2013 Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
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LibriVox recording of The Spirit of Laws (Volume 1), by Montesquieu. Read by Benjamin Gittins. This audiobook covers Volume 1 (Books I to XIX) of "The Spirit of the Laws" (French: De "l'esprit des lois", also sometimes called "The Spirit of Laws"). Spirit of Laws is a treatise on political theory first published anonymously by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin. Originally published anonymously partly...
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Nov 17, 2013 Katherine Mansfield
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LibriVox recording of Prelude by Katherine Mansfield. Read by iremonger. One of the first books to be published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press, Prelude is among Katherine Mansfield's most accomplished stories, inspired by her childhood in New Zealand. (Introduction by iremonger) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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Nov 12, 2013 Aristotle
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Librivox recording of Poetics , by Aristotle. Read by Robert Foster Aristotle's Poetics from the 4th century B.C. aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry. But it still applies today. It is especially popular with screenwriters as seen in many script gurus' how-to books. (Summary by Robert Foster) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Sep 24, 2013 Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen. Read by Librivox volunteers. The two eldest Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, one of whom (Elinor) embraces practicality and restraint while the other (Marianne) gives her whole heart to every endeavor. When the Dashwoods - mother Mrs. Dashwood, Elinor, Marianne, and youngest sister Margaret - are sent, almost impoverished, to a small cottage in Devonshire after the death of their father and the machinations of their brother's...
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Sep 10, 2013 Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of On Generation and Corruption by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards On Generation and Corruption (Ancient Greek: Περὶ γενέσεως καὶ φθορᾶς, Latin: De Generatione et Corruptione, also known as On Coming to Be and Passing Away) is a treatise by Aristotle. Like many of his texts, it is both scientific and philosophic (although not necessarily scientific in the modern sense). The philosophy, though, is essentially empirical; as in all Aristotle's works,...
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Sep 10, 2013 Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of Sophistical Elenchi, by Aristotle. Read by GeoffreyEdwards. De Sophisticis Elenchis is the sixth of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). In De Sophisticis Elenchis Aristotle identifies 13 falacies. Verbal Fallacies are: Accent or Emphasis; Amphibology; Equivocation; Composition; Division and Figure of Speech. Material Fallacies are: Accident; Affirming the Consequent; Converse Accident; Irrelevant Conclusion;...
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Sep 10, 2013 Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of Categories, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. Categories (Lat. Categoriae, Greek Κατηγορίαι Katēgoriai) is the first of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon. In Categories Aristotle enumerates all the possible kinds of things that can be the subject or the predicate of a proposition. Aristotle places every object of human apprehension under one of ten categories (known to medieval writers as the praedicamenta)....
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Sep 10, 2013 Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of Prior Analytics, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. Prior Analytics is the third of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). In Prior Analytics Aristotle conducts a formal study of arguments. In logic an argument is a series of true or false statements which lead to a true or false conclusion. Aristotle identifies valid and invalid forms of arguments called syllogisms . A syllogism is an argument consisting...
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Sep 10, 2013 Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of On Interpretation, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. Aristotle's On Interpretation (Greek Περὶ Ἑρμηνείας or Peri Hermeneias) or De Interpretatione (the Latin title) is the second of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon. On Interpretation is one of the earliest surviving philosophical works in the Western tradition to deal with the relationship between language and logic in a comprehensive, explicit, and formal way....
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Sep 7, 2013 G. A. Henty
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LibriVox recording of The Dragon and the Raven, by G. A. Henty. Read by Mike Harris. During the reign of King Alfred, Danish forces have invaded the English countryside. Although the English try to repulse these attacks, they are overrun by the savagery and sheer numbers of the Danes. One of those deeply touched by these attacks is young Edmund. As a boy, he watched as his father was slain in battle fighting the Danes. Although young, he was intelligent, and noted the mistakes made on the...
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Sep 4, 2013 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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LibriVox recording of Dangerous Connections , by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Everyone probably has Glenn Close and John Malkovich in mind, but for those who have not seen the movie, this epistolary fiction describes how a young girl, Cécile de Volanges, walks on the road to perdition, and is just a toy in the Vicomte de Valmont's and the Comtesse de Merteuil's hands. (description by Nadine). Readers: Narrator, Mme de Volanges: Nadine Eckert-Boulet Cécile de Volanges: Saab Marquise de...
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Aug 26, 2013 Frank Stockton
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LibriVox recording of Pomona's Travels, by Frank Stockton. Read by Sibella Denton. Pomona and Jone of Rudder Grange fame travel to England and Scotland. Along the way, Pomona tangles with wild pigs, haymaking, hotels great and small, Pullman cars, comparison-makers, and a Duchess. She makes two matches and – in her usual, unorthodox way – stag hunts and attends a knighting. Pomona is as hilarious as ever, if a bit more rounded off on the edges. (Summary by Sibella Denton) For further...
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May 19, 2013 Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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LibriVox recording of The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The play is set in Bath in the 18th century, a town legendary for conspicuous consumption and fashion at the time. Wealthy, fashionable people went there to "take the waters", which were believed to have healing properties. The plot centres on the two young lovers, Lydia and Jack. Lydia, who reads a lot of popular novels of the time, wants a purely romantic love affair. To court her, Jack pretends to be "Ensign...
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May 14, 2013 Herman Melville
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LibriVox recording of White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War, by Herman Melville. Read by James K. White. This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink. (Introduction by James K. White)...
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May 5, 2013 Machen, Arthur
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Literary critics see Arthur Machen’s works as a significant part of the late Victorian revival of the gothic novel and the decadent movement of the 1890s, bearing direct comparison to the themes found in contemporary works like Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. The White People is a highly influential horror story of a young girl's discovery of ancient magic. It was written in the late...
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Apr 4, 2013 Charles Morris
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LibriVox recording of The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire, by Charles Morris. Read by Librivox volunteers. The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by fire. Various eyewitnesses and victims give their account on the tragedy. In the second half, a number of different other earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are retold, like the eruption of the Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii or the...
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Apr 3, 2013 John Stuart Mill
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LibriVox recording of On Liberty by John Stuart Mill. Published in 1859, On Liberty details Mill’s view that individuals should be left wholly free to engage in any activity, thought or belief that does not harm others. Simple though it sounds, it is a position that challenges our ideas on the very nature of government and society, and sheds light on some of the key issues we face today. A key text of political philosophy, On Liberty has been continuously in print since its first...
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Aug 26, 2012 Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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LibriVox recording of Confessions, volumes 1 and 2, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Read by Martin Geeson. “Thus I have acted; these were my thoughts; such was I.” Rousseau’s lengthy and sometimes anguished dossier on the Self is one of the most remarkable and courageous works of introspection ever undertaken. Some readers may be repelled by his tendency to revel in embarrassing accounts of humiliation and fiasco, as if he were striving too hard to achieve an ultimate nakedness, a nakedness of...
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Jul 3, 2012 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of The Exemplary Novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. [Translated by Walter K. Kelly] Originally compiled by Cervantes himself in 1613 as a collection of "exemplary" stories, this translated version from 1881 brings these stories to the English reader. Included in the collection are twelve stories selected by Cervantes, including "A Deceitful Marriage," which famously transitions seamlessly and humorously into the...
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Jun 3, 2012 Amelia B. Edwards
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Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical travelogue in in 1873. The book describes her travels through a relatively un-visited area in the South Tyrol district of Italy. The Dolomites are a part of that most famous of mountain chains, the Alps. In this book, the Writer and her friend and companion, L., travel from Southern Italy, having over-wintered there, to visit the Dolomite district. Her chatty style, dry sense of humor, accuracy of facts, and sympathy for humanity set her works apart. The...
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